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World Congress on Biosensors 2016

World Congress on Biosensors 2014

The 24th anniversary edition of the World Congress on Biosensors was held in Melbourne, Australia, 26-30 May 2014. We organise this three-day event in association with Elsevier and the journal, Biosensors & Bioelectronics. The Congress consists of two daily plenary presentations from leading figures in the field, followed by four parallel sessions, comprising a rigorously refereed selection of submitted papers. This year, we received 1,156 submissions of which 124 were presented as regular Oral papers, with an additional 20 singled out as Invited talks and a further 12 selected for extended Keynote talks. The Keynote speakers were also invited to submit full papers for consideration for the Biosensors and Bioelectronics Prize for the most original contribution to the Congress, which was announced at the conference banquet. There were also poster awards, the winners of which, together with a prize draw sponsored by Linköping University and Acreo Swedish ICT, were announced at the closing ceremony. In order to enhance the valued medium of poster presentation, this year we introduced a new Poster in my Pocket Ap.  Poster presenters were able to upload a PDF of their poster prior to the conference to help increase the exposure of their work. This complimented the other new Ap introduced this year to place the full programme on delegate's mobile phones. Selected oral presentations also had the opportunity to upload their talks online for future viewing. The academic programme, as usual, was enhanced by a fine collection of commercial exhibits and short elevator pitches during the breaks. Now a regular feature for Biosensors, we had a pre-congress school, this year on Optical Biosensors. The next World Congress will be in Sweden for the first time, and will be held in Gothenburg, 24-27 May 2016. For details click here.

Recent Awards

  • National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Prof. Anthony Turner was awarded the Ukraine's highest academic distinction, the Vernadsky Gold Medal in 2016 for his outstanding achievements in the field of Bioelectronics.

  • KAW Stanford Fellowship

PhD student Onur Parlak was awarded a prestigious Stanford Fellowship by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in 2015. He joined Prof Alberto Salleo in Stanford Engineering in February 2016 for two years, after which he will be supported to return to Sweden.

  • Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Prof. Anthony Turner was elected Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2013.

  • Junior Faculty Award

Assoc. Prof. Edwin Jager won the Junior Faculty Prize 2013.

  • Young Scientist Award

PhD student Onur Parlak won the "Young Scientist Award" at the Advanced Materials World Congress 2013.

  • Advanced Material Laurate

Prof.  Anthony Turner was elected the "First Advanced Materials Laurate" at Advanced Materials World Congress 2013.

  • Advanced Material Medal

Associated Professor Ashutosh Tiwari was awarded the "Advanced Materials Medal" at the Advanced Materials World Congress 2013.

  • Honorary Award

Prof. Anthony Turner was elected Honorary President of The International Union of Advanced Materials.

  • IC Nano Award

Associate Professor Ashutosh Tiwari received the Nano Award for 2011 at ICNANO in Delhi, December 2011. 

  • Foreign Associate of the US Academy of Engineering

Ingemar Lundström was made a Foreign Associate of the US Academy of Engineering in 2011 – a rare honour with only 10 Scientist from Sweden ever admitted (3 of them from Linköping University). He also chaired the Nobel Prize Committee for Physics in 2011.

  • The Theophilus Redwood Medal

This is presented annually by the UK Royal Society of Chemistry to a leading analytical scientist who is also an outstanding communicator.  Anthony Turner, Professor of Biosensors and Bioelectronics at Linköping University, won this international award for 2011 for his “outstanding contribution to biosensors” and in particular, his “pioneering work which has led to the development of home blood glucose monitoring technology.”


Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Editor-in-Chief Anthony Turner)


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Last updated: 07/11/17